Category: NFLPA

Domonique Foxworth Goes to Bat for Diversity as the New President of the NFLPA

Friday, March 1st, 2013

I'm really impressed with the following interview of Domonique Foxworth. Elected the president of the NFLPA last year, Foxworth is not afraid to speak his mind about the current issues for players in the NFL, including the latest CBA, player safety and, more recently, the discussion about diversity in the ...

Drew Brees On the Saints Running the Read-Option: “Never Say Never, but Highly Doubtful”

Monday, February 4th, 2013

Drew Brees would obviously have preferred to have played in Super Bowl XLVII last night in New Orleans, but Brees sucked it up this past week and performed as an ambassador for his adopted home city as tourists invaded the Big Easy during Super Bowl week. Drew Brees joined Scott and ...

DeMaurice Smith Addresses RG3 Injury and the Field Conditions in Washington

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Two major incidents took place last weekend in Washington that caught the attention of the NFLPA. The players association, led by executive director DeMaurice Smith, looked into the way in which Robert Griffin III's knee injury was dealt with by the team's coaching and medical staff, as well as the ...

LeRoy Butler Discusses The Green Bay Packers’ 1996 “Smash For Cash” Program

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

We're on the first page of what appears to be a new chapter in Bounty Gate. That's because the NFLPA has pulled a new club out of the bag in its fight to defend the New Orleans Saints players involved in the scandal, filing papers in federal court last week ...

DeMaurice Smith Calls The NFL Referee Lockout “A Stupid Idea” That Is Jeopardizing the Safety of the Players

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The NFL just wrapped up a third Sunday with replacement officials, and the outrage level certainly hasn't dropped. The league and its officials met on the weekend but reports indicate there are still significant differences between the two parties, which could indicate the replacements won't be going anywhere anytime soon. The ...

Veteran NFL Agent Peter Schaffer Explains Why Players are in a Bad Position, How They Could Have Been More Prepared

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

There's no doubting that, as we wake up Friday morning, NFL players find themselves in a bad position when it comes to the proposed collective bargaining agreement and an end to the lockout. At least one prominent agent believes the situation could have been avoided. NFL owners on Thursday approved a proposed CBA ...

Leonard Weaver Is Optimistic About Returning to the NFL

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Eagles Pro Bowl fullback, Leonard Weaver, suffered a catastrophic knee injury during the first game of the year and missed the rest of last season.  On that carry, he suffered a torn ACL, a torn posterior lateral corner, and nerve damage in his left knee, which left him unable to ...

John Mara: “Teams are making a lot less than we did in 2005 under the old deal”

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

We have known for a couple of years a work stoppage  was possible in the NFL, but as fans of the game, we thought the owners and players would find a way to strike a deal and avoid this whole thing.  However, both sides didn’t want to compromise and give ...

Leigh Steinberg on 2011 NFL Lockout “I don’t think there’s a realistic chance that we’re going to be missing games.”

Monday, March 14th, 2011

It's the fight that no person on the face of this earthwho follows professional sports want to hear about. The fight that involves billionaire owners versus millionaire players. You know the dispute going on where the owners and NFLPA can't figure out a way to share the $9 billion industry ...

Kyle Vanden Bosch: “My responsibility, and a leader as a captain of this team, is to make sure that we keep moving forward.”

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

Kyle Vanden Bosch, a union representative and team captain for the Lions, is one of many players in charge of informing his teammates on the status of the CBA talks and making sure everyone is prepared in the event of a lockout.  Although it seems hard to believe, Vanden Bosch, ...